Vocal Literature

Vocal Literature
Survey of literature with emphasis on art song. Research in area of concentration.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesAcceptance into 360R or instructor's consent.
 ProgramsContaining MUSIC 402A
Course Outcomes

Classical Vocal Art Song: 1600 to Present

Students will survey the classical vocal art song repertoire in English, Italian, German, and French from the past 400 years.

Style and Development

Students will be able to discuss stylistic elements of song, including melody, harmony, rhythm, accompaniment, text, and form.

Students will be able to discuss the development of song through various composers, languages or eras.

Seminar Presentations

Students will be able to prepare and present a class on a given composer or group of composers—consisting of lecture, musical examples, live performance, and appropriate handouts.


Students will be able to identify listening examples of specific songs.


Students will be able to perform at least one song in two other student presentations.

Repertoire Lists

Students will be able to compile a comprehensive personal repertoire list.